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Babylon A.D. Reviews

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 3, 2008
It's as though the film's final act was accidentally deleted on the digital editing console.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 28, 2008
Mathieu Kassovitz is making a determined challenge for the stylish French sci-fi thriller crown of Luc Besson with this highly effective, highly charged action movie, even though he has had to rather mangle the novel on which it is based
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
September 27, 2008
It's unclear which is worse -- to so liberally steal from films like Children of Men and Minority Report, or to be so offensively dumb in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 19, 2008
Por piores que sejam os problemas presentes nos dois primeiros atos do filme, estes nem se comparam aos pavorosos 20 minutos finais, que parecem ter sido montados de qualquer maneira para concluir a narrativa rapidamente.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 12, 2008
The fact that Aurora incarnates some extreme other possibility -- be it "light" or darkness, miraculous birth or genocide -- makes her one more "mother of the future."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 11, 2008
Loses the few bits of intriguing groundwork it lays amidst a cacophony of mangled editing, lethargic performances, and an utterly unfocused and often contradictory narrative
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 10, 2008
Kassovitz and Simas make a near-fetish of including information that's entirely useless, like the geographic coordinates of every location, as if Kassovitz think we'll be checking our GPS units in the audience.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
September 8, 2008
It's the kind of film that's such a waste of time and resources, you have to wonder why it was made in the first place.
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
September 6, 2008
'Oh well,' said Vin, as the lights came up and the crickets sang their lonely song, 'there's always my moving company: '2 guys and Vin Diesel will move you.''
| Original Score: F
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
September 5, 2008
You know a film doesn't have a lot going for it when even its director isn't exactly thrilled with the final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 5, 2008
It will provide a fix of mindless violence, but that's about it.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Schmeichel
Jam! Movies
September 5, 2008
No matter who's responsible, the movie is a dud -- one so sped-up and illogical, it's almost painful to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 5, 2008
"xXx meets Blade Runner"...far from the worst film of the year and plays quite well as a bare-bones genre film. I think it'll find a new lease of life on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 4, 2008
Sure it's a bad film, but what makes it worse is the ending, which is the worst of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 4, 2008
There's a lot to not love about the film...[but it's] one of the most thoughtfully designed post-apocalypse futures put on film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
September 4, 2008
'Babylon A.D.' has ideas, but they are hopelessly lost in a story with no interior logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
September 3, 2008
I didn't even understand the title, much less the rest of the movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
September 3, 2008
it's impossible to get excited about a movie when the leading man looks bored.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 2, 2008
Much mayhem, brawling, dubious CGI, close encounters of the sexual kind and mystical gibberish ensue. Little of it makes sense. Less of it is exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 2, 2008
This is a case of a potentially epic tale being pruned and diced to the point where its underlying ideas are reduced to trite clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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